Lists for Homemaking and Home Educating (And a Giveaway!)

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*Giveaway has now ended* As I take some downtime this winter to recover and allow my body some time to heal, I am also contemplating my schedule for the upcoming months. One of my major goals has been to clear a lot of the busyness off of my plate, making my schedule more realistic with a whole lot more margin for rest, the regular interruptions of daily life (messes, unexpected visitors, phone calls, etc.) and mostly for being able to stop and savor those golden moments that […]

Organization in the Real Food Kitchen: Planning to Make Food Preparation Happen

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**Have you been enjoying this series on Organization in the Real Food Kitchen? Catch up on any posts that you may have missed in my Getting Organized category.** Image by shannahsin In the days before I began cooking real, traditional, whole foods, it wasn’t such a big deal if I forgot to think about dinner ahead of time. I could thaw some meat in the microwave, or use a can of something or other, or whip up a mix for cornmeal. Dinner still happened and […]

Your Turn to Get Organized with a Meal ePlanner!

My newest daily routine which I am still working to fully implement!

As requested, here are the closeups of some of the pages from my homemaking binder. Believe me, if you’re looking for someone’s routines and schedules to emulate, mine probably aren’t the right ones! Organizing is something I strive for, but not necessarily something I always achieve. And please always remember that when I share things like this, this is just me. Just my family, our season of life, our preferences, etc. It shouldn’t tell you the “right” way to organize your own home or time, […]

Organization in the Real Food Kitchen: My Recipe Binder

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We’ve talked about some ways to streamline our meal planning, as well as how to use lists of your favorite recipes for ease of planning and quick reference. Here is the last step of the recent meal planning/recipe overhaul that my own kitchen has been receiving lately: My beloved recipe binder! It doesn’t get much simpler and cheaper than this, and yet this system is a really efficient way to manage all of my favorite recipes. Since I began using the internet in a more […]

Creating a Homemaking Binder

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**We’re just back from Seattle after what has been a crazy week and a half! My blog schedule for January is now a bit off and I need to reassess it, but I will continue to putter along on my organizational projects that I’ve begun. More recipe organizing, and yes, the ListPlanIt download lists and giveaway, are soon to come. But first, here’s a glimpse into the homemaking binder that I’ve begun… My simple binder. Nothing fancy. That white rectangle says “Stephanie’s Homemaking Binder”. No […]

Organization in the Real Food Kitchen: Favorite Recipes Lists

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My poor hubby. He really dislikes piles, and yet he married a gal who’s just a little bit “out of sight, out of mind”. Thus, I’m a piler. All through the Christmas holidays, there was one particular pile that continued to be moved around from table to table, dresser to desk, and back to the table again. I am thrilled to announce, though, that the pile is soon to be completely gone as I am nearly done my recent recipe overhaul! My recipe organization has […]

Get More Organized This Holiday Season: ListPlanIt Review and Giveaway

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I’ve always been a list maker. I make lists of what needs to be done in the day, what food is in the fridge that needs to be used up, what meals I’m going to make, what to pack for a trip, what gifts to buy, what errands to run and what order to do them in, what blog posts I want to write, and what I’m going to wear each day (okay, so that last one isn’t true, but the other ones all are). […]